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General Homebrew Discussion / Octoberfest
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:14:26 PM »
Is it too late to do an Octoberfest style beer for the second weekend in October?
If it's not, any recipe ideas would be great! Thanks in advance!

General Homebrew Discussion / The not so popular stuck fermentation?
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:51:43 PM »
Alright I'm at a loss here.
My first 10 gal all grain batch was  Denny's Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter from the AHA site with my OG being 1.071 (target 1.086). I divided the batch in two then I pitched at 70 degrees and I think my temp dropped below 65 degrees and the yeast went dormant. When I racked to the secondary to and the fun stuff I took my reading after the fact and it was at 1.040. So, I rehydrated some dry yeast with a good expiration date and poured it in. No activity. After two weeks in the secondary same result 1.040. I racked back into a bucket and let it splash for about half of the transfer thinking that it needed O2, trying not to cause oxidation issues, And pitched a new packet of liquid yeast. I then put it in a temperature controlled environment. After four days nothing so I hit it with the drill style paddle. Still no activity. 1.040 of unfermentable sugar? Any ideas would be great. Thanks in advance.

General Homebrew Discussion / Temp. Control with a heat lamp?
« on: March 14, 2011, 03:57:45 AM »
I know the people in cold weather climates have thought of this already but was wondering if the light it's self will cause problems? Am I still stuck putting a towel over the carboy to keep out the potential light pollution even though it's not a fluorescent bulb?


Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / "Black I.P.A" recipe
« on: August 25, 2010, 03:52:56 AM »
In both of the Cascadian Dark Ale recipe in the July / August issue of Zymurgy, they both say to drain after steeping at 150 degrees. This is the first batch that I have seen "drain". Usually it's sparge at 168-170 degrees. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance!


General Homebrew Discussion / Imperial Brown Recipe?
« on: August 09, 2010, 03:49:10 PM »
I have missed placed a recipe for an Imperial Brown that I found in an issue of Zymurgy no more than a year ago. I want to say that I found it in the Beer Scope section and it was posted by a club. The recipe also said experiment with a yeast strain of your choice (BTW the PacMan strain was great for this one).
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!


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